Why is pain so overlooked?

#2 post in the Contemplations series

It is riveting how you barely know whom the person you talk to on a regular basis actually is. You can talk with them about the weather, the boring class you’re following or you can tell them about your family history. Yet they will never know how dishonest you’re being, whether it is with them or with yourself.

It is intriguing how a face can be the greatest liar of all time giving the largest smile. Why do people perceive your uproarious jokes and not your downward gaze when you hear some confusing words? Do they look away from the hurting only to give attention to bliss? Why is pain so overlooked?

How can people be so blind? Body language seems inaccurate in terms of bleak emotions. Appearance rarely uncovers any truth.

And still, you hate having to pretend ; you hate how pretending became almost a natural task. And you are sick of all the lies that keep being told. Deep down, the unspoken words, getting heavier as days pass, are about to erupt. Your entire life seems to always have revolved around them.

Does self-hide makes it your fault? Is it your own shortcoming? Or does a part lies in your close-ones’ responsibility? Doesn’t being a close-one also means pressuring them into taking the right path when need be? Would it signify, to a small extent, a lack of interest?

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11 thoughts on “Why is pain so overlooked?

  1. I think it’s because people are usually rather uncomfortable with talking about pain, which can feel too deep and disturbing for them to handle. Pain and hurt are not something people talk about just anywhere; happy feelings are talked about more often.

  2. Reblogged this on fromanothergirl and commented:
    Echoing my words in previous posts, this post merely concretes my opinion of most of us being in the same boat. Maybe I was right when I decided to forgo all the drama that is triggered when lies are discovered, when the kinks in your personality are laid bare for the world to see. Maybe it is time to accept the fakeness that prevails as a part of life. Or would you rather push someone past the breaking point to force their true selves to reveal?

  3. Echoing my words in previous posts, your post merely concretes my opinion of most of us being in the same boat. Maybe I was right when I decided to forgo all the drama that is triggered when lies are discovered, when the kinks in your personality are laid bare for the world to see. Maybe it is time to accept the fakeness that prevails as a part of life. Or would you rather push someone past the breaking point to force their true selves to reveal?

    1. You made an interesting point here. Maybe you’re right, perhaps we should accept it. However, I, personally, am a firm believer in keeping pushing forward. I guess that’s up to our very own will.

      Thank you for reading!

      Giulia x

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